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Philosopher and wine enthusiast Barry Smith samples David Hume's theory of good taste. The 18th century Scottish philosopher argued that the appreciation of beauty was not easily arrived at - it re...quired dedication, knowledge, expertise. In that sense he is the godfather of the critic and the patron saint of the connoisseur. As he delves into our sense of 'good taste' Barry recounts a wine laden tale from Don Quixote, talks to Neuroscientist Semir Zeki and to Art Historian Liz Prettejohn. This programme is part of a week of programmes looking at the history of ideas around Beauty.
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Series: A history of ideas
First transmission date: 2014-11-18
Original broadcast channel: BBC Radio 4
Published: 2014
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Duration: 00:11:00
Note: Radio 4 version
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Producer: Jolyon Jenkins
Presenter: Barry Smith
Contributors: Barry Smith; Semir Zeki; Liz Prettejohn
Publisher: BBC Open University
Production number: AUDA933B
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